Patient safety in the pediatric emergency care setting.


Journal Article

Patient safety is a priority for all health care professionals, including those who work in emergency care. Unique aspects of pediatric care may increase the risk of medical error and harm to patients, especially in the emergency care setting. Although errors can happen despite the best human efforts, given the right set of circumstances, health care professionals must work proactively to improve safety in the pediatric emergency care system. Specific recommendations to improve pediatric patient safety in the emergency department are provided in this policy statement.

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Cited Authors

  • Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine, American Academy of Pediatrics, ; Krug, SE; Frush, K

Published Date

  • December 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 120 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1367 - 1375

PubMed ID

  • 18055687

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18055687

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1098-4275

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1542/peds.2007-2902


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States